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Synonyms for vole

any of various small mouselike rodents of the family Cricetidae (especially of genus Microtus) having a stout short-tailed body and inconspicuous ears and inhabiting fields or meadows

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The smaller female mink can follow the water vole into its burrow and can go through an entire colony in a matter of months.
Alastair Driver, national conservation manager at the Environment Agency and chair of the UK s water vole steering group, said:It is essential that we have up-to-date information on water vole distribution because they breed prolifically, but also their populations can plummet quickly in response to floods, droughts, mink predation and habitat loss.
Last month the People's Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) launched Britain's first ongoing national water vole monitoring programme.
While there have been positive steps across the country to reintroduce them and protect their habitats, by the Trust and other organisations, we have to do more if we are going to stop the water vole from going the way of the dodo.
Water vole sites in Wales include Cos Erddreiniog, Malltraeth and Migneint in the north, Cwmystwyth and Cors Caron in Mid Wales and in the south, Pendine and Llanelli (the WWT Llanelli Wetland Centre).
Remove voles from our control list, as they are as much friend as foe.
Once again, fluctuating food availability was important in that small males were better providers than large males in low vole years.
Vol pacer Voles are difficult to get rid of, particularly those on long-term contracts.
The water vole is disappearing from the UK at the same rate the - much more highly publicised - Black Rhino is declining from East Africa.
But you can identify a vole by its chubby face with blunt nose, small ears almost hidden in fur, rich, chestnut-brown colour, tail covered with fine hairs or the "plop" sound as they enter the water.
J'Y VOLE, one of ten entries in next month's Leopardstown Hurdle trained by Willie Mullins, was yesterday installed 8-1 favourite by Paddy Power to provide the Irish champion with his second victory in the EUR100,000 handicap, writes Brian Fleming.
Small mammals are commonly preyed by various avian predators, and the bank vole (Myodes glareolus) is among the main prey species for owls (Balciauskiene, 2006).
PUUV is likely to be the most prevalent hantavirus in Europe (1); the bank vole Myodes" (Clethrionomys) glareolus, one of the most widespread and abundant mammal species on the continent, is a natural reservoir (2-4).
During the course of a study of population dynamics of the prairie vole, Microtus ochrogaster, and the meadow vole, M.